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Appeals court ruling requires Kobach to testify under oath

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Topeka.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Topeka.

August 3, 2017


— A federal appeals court ruling will force Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to answer questions under oath about plans to change U.S. election law.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied the Kansas Republican's request for an emergency stay of his deposition by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Kobach's office declined to comment on the decision.

Judges in Kansas found Kobach misled the court about the contents of a document he took into a November meeting with then-President-elect Donald Trump and a separate draft amendment to the National Voter Registration Act.

The lower court fined Kobach $1,000 and ordered him to testify on Thursday.

The ACLU lawsuit challenges a Kansas election law requiring proof-of-citizenship documents.

Kobach is vice chairman of Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.


Fred Whitehead Jr. 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Kobach is as crooked and illegitimate as Trump.

Larry Sturm 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Put him jail for lying to the courts and the people of Kansas.

Richard Aronoff 7 months, 2 weeks ago

When he testifies under oath, all he has to say is "I don't recall." You know.....the same way Loretta Lynch did when she testified before a congressional committee.

Bob Forer 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I will be mildly shocked if the people of Kansas elect him governor.

But hey, they elected Brownback a second time, so anything is possible.

Steve Hicks 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Governor Kobach ? No problem. His last campaign slogan proclaimed he's a "Consistent Conservative." For the stubbornly-deluded, that was evidently enough. Should work again...unless Kansas voters have gotten smarter ?

Justin Hoffman 7 months, 2 weeks ago

In other news, West Virginia's governor is jumping a sinking ship and switching to the republican party. Now there are only 15 democrat governors. And to think there are actually people on this forum who think the democrat party is on the rise. Lol.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 7 months, 2 weeks ago

He was a Republican and an Independent before he switched to being a Democrat. So, he just went back to what was most convenient at this time."First elected last November as a conservative Democrat, Justice is a billionaire coal and real estate businessman who has drawn comparisons to Trump. He's identified as a Republican and an independent in the past, and he declined to endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016." Economic Opportunist is his real Party affiliation. Just like Trump. Whole article is here.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 7 months, 2 weeks ago

He is just going with the party who will give him the most campaign money, so he doesn't have to put any of his own money in.

Greg Cooper 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Nice try at deflection, J. Just, could you really try to comment on the current discussion and stay on task? Nobody said anything about Ds or Rs and your mindless but, oh, so pithy comment means nothing.

Steve Hicks 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Gee, Justin, how is it you don't get it ?

If you think it's about "Republicans" and "Democrats," you've missed it. The real division in American politics, or any other human activity, is between (let's call them) decent people, and liars and crooks.

Which kind of friends do you prefer ? Which kind of people would you rather be around, do business with, have making decisions that affect your life and your future ?

Which kind of person do YOU hope to be, Justin ? You might want to think about that. People tend to become the kind of people they identify with and follow.

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